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Britney Spears up for Emmy nomination

June 13, 2008

brit.jpgBritney Spears helped the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother” add more viewers, and now she stands to earn an Emmy nomination for her work on the show.

Spears, 26, is listed on an Emmy ballot of 41 names for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series, said John Leverence, a spokesman for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Nominations for Emmys — U.S. television’s highest honors – will be announced on July 17.

The pop star’s two-episode venture into prime-time TV came after more than a year of turbulence in her real life that included a bitter custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline, two stays at Los Angeles-area hospitals for psychiatric evaluation, and a court order putting her assets into a conservatorship overseen by her father.

In recent months, however, her life seems to be back on track, and one key piece of evidence has been her appearances on “How I Met Your Mother.” Spears played an easily seduced receptionist named Abby. The show had been in danger of cancellation, but ratings shot up with Spears’ guest starring role. 

Comments

Is this some kind of pity vote?
What happened to appreciation of real talent ?!!

Posted by Bebe | Report as abusive
 

I actually think it is a great idea to give her a nomination.

I’m not actually a Britney fan AT ALL but I watched the show and granted her part didnt demand that much but I think she pulled it off flawlessly and in a fashion that is completely fitting for the show’s style of comedy.

Plus, anything to help get the girl’s life together so I dont have to hear about her on the news everyday is very much appreciated!

Posted by Alex | Report as abusive
 

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